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    My next big project is mapping out an RPG world a friend of mine has spent quite a number of years working on. I decided I wanted to try something different from what I normally do, so I've been playing with the extraordinary "Pasis tutorial" for a couple of weeks now.

    This will hopefully be the first of many maps in a series of them. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made so far.

    Thanks to Pasis for sharing his secrets with the community.
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    If you can manage Pasis' wonderful tutorial you can't be wrong. It rises and falls with the textures you use. I tried it also for a few weeks, but still have problems in rising the mountains so that they look good.
    I really like your forest texture!

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    This is shaping up to look pretty amazing. Now I have to work at getting Cereth more settlement/river/nation names.

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    Made some progress this morning.
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    Looking good so far. Question for you: how are you populating the trees around the mountain texture and folds? Are you painting with a texture brush or some other method(such as a layer mask)?
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    How are you populating the trees around the mountain texture and folds? Are you painting with a texture brush or some other method(such as a layer mask)?
    Just painting with a texture brush (pattern stamp tool). I made the pattern from an aerial photograph I googled.

    Here's another updated image. I got a good deal done in the last 24 hours.
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    More progress made.
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    It's cool, and I like the name; what do the acute accent marks designate in the pronounciation of the names?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karro View Post
    It's cool, and I like the name; what do the acute accent marks designate in the pronounciation of the names?
    The language is called Draványa, and it's moderately well-developed; acute accents denote syllable stress. Thus the name is pronounced ar-AHL dra-VAHN. Arál Draván itself is a very important and very old empire on the World of Ytherra (linked in my sig, but there's not much info there at this point.)

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    I've added some more labels and made a couple of minor changes here and there. I did want some feedback on the "cultivated" land texture I added. I wanted it to be a little subtle, but still noticeable. I'm a little on the fence about how it looks though.
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